2. History of Aquaculture

  1. James H. Tidwell
  1. Robert R. Stickney and
  2. Granvil D. Treece

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch2

Aquaculture Production Systems

Aquaculture Production Systems

How to Cite

Stickney, R. R. and Treece, G. D. (2012) History of Aquaculture, in Aquaculture Production Systems (ed J. H. Tidwell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118250105.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Kentucky State University, Division of Aquaculture Frankfort, Kentucky, USA

Author Information

  1. Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813801261

Online ISBN: 9781118250105



  • aquaculture history;
  • captive spawning, rearing of fingerlings;
  • aquaculture, shrouded in mystery;
  • explosion of hatcheries;
  • commercial finfish species;
  • channel catfish;
  • attempts at culturing tilapia;
  • Atlantic halibut culture;
  • additional species and regions;
  • Malaysian freshwater shrimp, or giant river prawn


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Beginnings of aquaculture

  • Expansion prior to the mid-1800s

  • The explosion of hatcheries

  • Art becomes science

  • Commercial finfish species development

  • Shrimp culture

  • Mollusk culture

  • Controversy

  • References